Jan 21, 2010
Classroom Management 3295 Views
Do you struggle with managing your classroom? Do you feel like pulling your hair out and wonder why in the world you ever decided to start teaching in the first place? Well the bad news is you have probably been struggling with classroom management for years when you really didn't need to. The good news is I have some great solutions for you.
Jan 21, 2010
Tutoring/Home School 2457 Views
Pupils and students in school today are subject to teachers who are teaching in a regime of relentless change. The teachers are under great pressure to achieve targets and fill in all the tickboxes and paperwork that lies behind it. Teachers have lives too, and when they become overburdened then something has to give.
Volunteers abroad almost invariably return home feeling like they made a really worthwhile contribution to the area they visit. Rightly so, because any reputable volunteer organization will put your skills to work in the most valuable way possible. Volunteer teaching in Africa is one of the areas where help is always wanted - and just because you don't have teaching qualifications right now doesn't mean you won't be welcome.
Jan 22, 2010
Classroom Management 4816 Views
It's been said that teaching is 90% classroom management - and that's 100% true. If you've ever had "one of those days" in the classroom where nothing seemed to go right, then you know what I mean. Here's what to do when your students won't stop talking.
Jan 23, 2010
Teacher Training 3231 Views
When teachers collaborate, they do so with the goal of investigating additional ways to support their students' literacy development. It is even more helpful and beneficial to collaboration if each teacher brings information about their classroom success and needs to the dialogue once they've experimented with reflective learning logs.
Read alouds represent an effective form of strategy intervention technique where students are taught "skills [but] within the context of language" (Strickland, 1993). Teachers can start with reading big books aloud as many as three or four times a week for ten minutes. Creating the conditions for interaction has implications for bridging oral and early literacy instruction.
Jan 26, 2010
Teaching 3335 Views
Substitute teaching is a great opportunity to get hands on experience working with students. However, going to a new school and working in a new classroom can be a bit intimidating. With that in mind, here are some helpful tips so that you not only "survive" your first day, but that the experience is successful and enjoyable!
Jan 28, 2010
Classroom Materials 4152 Views
Teachers in classrooms around the world know how important it is to keep children's self-esteem high. They do this by rewarding students who show initiative, do well on tests, and sometimes, simply demonstrate kindness. There are many different ways of rewarding these students. In higher grades, it can be more difficult, but often, teachers notice that younger students enjoy simple things.
The lower performing ESL student needs two important things to reach success - a good solid reading program and lots of opportunities for positive reinforcement. Making a remedial reading class work is just like any other class, only the rate of success is sometimes too often slower and not always easily felt amongst the ESL teacher.
Jan 28, 2010
Teaching 2854 Views
Parents and teachers must work together to help children succeed in school but because teachers ask for parents' trust and then do not nurture that trust the bond between parent and teacher is weakened with consequences for all involved.